"I'll tell you what pressure is. Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse. Playing cricket is not."
Originally Posted by Suigenesis
I decided to step away from the miltary style glove and bought some gloves by a company called Ironclad. I love these gloves too. They make some gloves for military use, but mainly have gloves for roofers/manual laborers. So far they've held up great and I have no complaints. Check them out. https://www.ironclad.com/www/index.jsp I'd deffinately recommend either Mechanix or Ironclads over the Hatch's or regular flight gloves any day.
I've used ironclad gloves a fair bit in mining. Very comfy, reasonably hard wearing gloves.
I use leather RAF pilots gloves. I only really need them for weapon handling and to stop me burning my hands on barrels etc. They're very thin and not massively durable but they're fine for being out in open country/patrolling etc. For anything that would involve a lot of climbing about over shyte or open flames/glass/metal (ie driving or built up areas) then any one of the fairly cheap nomex/kevlar blend flight gloves do the trick. As the guys said, all gloves will get knackered, don't splash out on a fancy pair when a £15 pair of gloves will do the trick.
I really used to like the Sapper gloves, medium leather weight with lead powder sewn into the knuckle area, very useful. Then they got banned by my agency. I carried Damascus gloves for a bit, but they weren't as durable as I needed. I carried the Operator gloves and they were fine. Most of the HSLD guys I bumped into all went with the Mechanix gloves and a Sharpie marker. I'm going to look into the Ironclad gloves.
I have been running a pair of the Blackhawk SOLAG Nomax... it has been pretty easy to wear so far. dexterity are decent, the fit is nice except for the index finger, it was a bit too long. it still bunch up a bit too much for my taste, but it will take some asbuse in the palm area, I guess that is the trade off.